Looking north, with the junction visible ahead
General information
London Borough of Croydon
United Kingdom
Operated byTramlink
Other information
Fare zoneLondon fare zones 3, 4, 5 and 6
2009–100.598 million total boardings and alightings[1]
2010–110.628 million total boardings and alightings[2]

Arena tram stop is a light rail stop in the Woodside area of South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon in the southern suburbs of London. The stop is located by the Croydon Sports Arena and serves the council estates of Longheath Gardens Estate and Tollgate Estate.

The tram stop is located on a section of line which follows the trackbed of the former Woodside and South Croydon Railway, although there was no station at the location prior to the opening of Tramlink. The stop is at ground level on double track, with platforms on each side of the tracks. Immediately to the east of the station is a junction where services diverge either to the north along a section of route specially constructed for Tramlink, or continue straight ahead along the former railway right of way. Just beyond this junction services bound for Elmers End becomes a single track for the rest of its journey.

The National Cycle Route 21 (the Waterlink Way) crosses the tram lines at Arena.


Arena is served by tram services operated by Tramlink. The tram stop is served by trams every 5 minutes to Wimbledon and trams every 10 minutes alternately to either Elmers End or Beckenham Junction.[3][4]

On Saturday evenings and Sundays, the service is reduced to a tram every 7-8 minutes to Wimbledon and a tram every 15 minutes to Elmers End and Beckenham Junction.

Services are operated using Bombardier CR4000 and Stadler Variobahn Trams.

Preceding station Tramlink Following station
towards Wimbledon
Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction
Harrington Road
Wimbledon to Elmers End
Elmers End


The stop is served by London Buses route 289 which provides connections to Elmers End, Croydon Town Centre and Purley.[5]

Free interchange for journeys made within an hour is available between bus services and between buses and trams is available at Arena as part of Transport for London's Hopper Fare.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Tram Stop Usage 2009-10 (FOI)" (XLS). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2009-2010. Transport for London. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Tramlink numbers 2010-2011" (PDF). Tramlink annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Tram Timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  4. ^ "London Trams Map" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Buses and trams from Addiscombe" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Bus and Tram Fares". Transport for London. Retrieved 18 January 2022.

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